An end-to-end encounter between Spain and Germany ended all-square on Sunday night, as two substitutes scored in the blockbuster Group E game. Spain maintain their lead at the top of the group with four points from two games.
Unai Simón: 6 – Lost possession very cheaply on a couple of occasions, but came up with a clutch save on Musiala in the second half, and a great rush-out to deny Sané in stoppage time.
Dani Carvajal: 4 – A number of poor giveaways of possession under pressure, and failed to influence going forward.
Rodri: 7 – Couple of crucial challenges in danger areas. Finished with an interception, two blocks and a game-high five clearances.
Aymeric Laporte: 5 – Conceded possession on the move that led to the Germany goal. Could’ve been better with his marking.
Jordi Alba: 7 – Hugely influential offensively again, assisting Morata with a clever low cross.
Sergio Busquets: 5 – Picked up a yellow after fouling Musiala, but was as impactful as ever in orchestrating the Spain moves. Played it out wide to Alba in the buildup to the goal.
Gavi: 5 – Got stuck into duels in the first half, winning five, but less refined than normal on the ball as Germany applied pressure well.
Pedri: 7 – Some typically exquisite touches to manipulate the Spanish possession. Always the reliable outlet to evade pressure and drive La Roja forward.
Ferran Torres: 3 – Failed to make an impression and was the first player to be hooked off.
Marco Asensio: 5 – Blazed over a great chance to make it 2-0 in the second half.
Dani Olmo: 7 – Put in a brilliant shift throughout the 90, tracking back defensively and being the most proactive of the starting La Roja forwards in attack. Fired a shot from range early on that was tipped onto the crossbar by Neuer.
Álvaro Morata: 7 – Great centre-forward movement to beat Niklas Süle and flick home Alba’s cross for the goal.
Nico Williams: 4 – Wasteful and over-zealous with his offensive product.
Alejandro Balde: 5
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